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2017 Genesis G80 Review

At the auto show Busan in Korea, Hyundai introduced the second production model of its premium brand Genesis – Genesis G80. Unlike the flagship G90, which replaced the Hyundai Equus, G80 – is not a new model, but simply new-made Hyundai Genesis sedan second generation. The international version of this vehicle debuted in early 2014, so it is not surprising that the manufacturer has decided not to rush with the global modernization.

With logo Genesis, Hyundai plans to release several models of sedans, sport coupes and even the three crossovers. Firstborn became Executive sedan Hyundai Genesis G90, successor model of Hyundai Equus, the second model is a mid-size sedan Hyundai Genesis G80, later will held a European premier of D-class sedan Hyundai Genesis G70.

Talk about the exterior of the new Genesis G80 to much, perhaps, not worth it, because in fact in front of us easy restyled Hyundai Genesis. New model slightly tweaked grille, bumpers and lighting equipment. Fitted as standard Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights of the sections, in the front bumper there was a place for LED fog lights. Rear lighting with LED filling and stylish 3D graphics. All these improvements have benefited – he began to look even more attractive and impressive.

External dimensions of the sedan Hyundai Genesis G80 2017 are 4990 mm long, 1890 mm wide, 1480 mm in height, with 3010 mm wheelbase and 130 mm of ground clearance.

For the sedan offers stylish alloy 18-19 inch wheels with low profile tires Hankook size 245 /45R18 and 275/35 R19.

Interior of a new model Hyundai Genesis G80 is exactly copied to the smallest detail the inner world of the sedan predecessor. Respectability and style, a high level of assembly and rich equipment with modern equipment, high-quality finishing materials and home comfort.

The standard and optional equipment Korean manufacturer offers a highly informative instrument panel with 4,3 or 7-inch color screen, head-up display, advanced multimedia system with 8.0 or 9.2-inch color touch screen (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation , rear-view camera  or circular panoramic view system).

Also nine airbags, leather trim with decorative inserts made of wood or aluminum, electric front seat adjustment and rear seats with heating and ventilation, separate climate control, audio system Lexicon Discrete Logic premium 7 Surround with 14 or 17-speaker, Automatic Emergency Braking system, Lane Departure Warning, Smart Cruise Control, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-traffic Alert, assistant parallel and perpendicular parking, an entertainment complex for the second row passengers.

Technical characteristics of the sedan Hyundai Genesis G80 2017-2018 year: in the engine compartment will be prescribed two gasoline engineworking default with 8 automatic transmission.

  • 3.8-liter V6 (315 hp 397 Nm)
  • 5.0-liter V8 (425 hp 520 Nm).

As standard equipment, a system Intelligent Drive Mode (four modes of operation of the motor, gearbox, steering and suspension) and adaptive shock absorbers. The default drive to the rear wheels, but as an option you can order a system HTRAC All-Wheel-Drive all-wheel drive.

It is terrible even imagine how dynamic and fast Genesis G80 with 425-horsepower engine … Predecessor Hyundai Genesis with 315-horsepower engine fires to first hundred in just 6.8 seconds.

Top news – the appearance of modification Genesis G80 Sport. Externally, it can be distinguished by a grille with a honeycomb structure, a more aggressive body kit and four tailpipes. The heart of this machine is the 3.3-liter 370-horsepower twin-turbo V6, borrowed from Genesis G90.

Earlier, we wrote about the availability Genesis G80 in the US market.

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